Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP12 Administrator's Guide

Enabling Remote File Manipulation

When you enable remote file manipulation, clients are able to upload files, delete files, create directories, remove directories, list the contents of a directory, and rename files on your server. The file obj.conf in the directory server_root/https-serve-id/config contains the commands that are activated when you enable remote file manipulation. By activating these commands, you allow remote browsers to change a server’s documents. You should use access control to restrict write access to these resources to prevent unauthorized tampering.

Note that enabling remote file manipulations should have no effect on using content management systems such as Microsoft Frontpage.

UNIX/Linux: You must have the correct permissions for your files or this function will not work. The document root user must be the same as the server user.

To enable remote file manipulation, follow these steps

ProcedureTo enable remote file manipulation

  1. From the Class Manager, click the Content Management tab.

  2. Click Remote File Manipulation.

  3. Choose to activate remote file manipulation.

  4. Click OK.

    For more information, see the online help for the Remote File Manipulation page.